A radio-tagged female Southern Boobook Ninox novaeseelandiae was followed for 12 tracking nights over a 54-day period in the non-breeding season. She moved 10 km from her breeding home range in a Canberra woodland to establish a non-breeding home range in a suburban residential zone. She ranged over an estimated 122 ha calculated for 100% minimum convex polygon (MCP) and 91 ha for 95% MCP. She returned once to her breeding territory, and mate, before losing the radio-tag at her urban winter roost. The results suggest that home. ranges for Southern Boobooks near Canberra are at least three times larger than published estimates of 37 ha.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Australian Field Ornithology|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 2001|